Friday, 17 August 2012

This week I’ve been a bit hyper….



Because there is SO much going on! First and foremost of course is the writing. I’m working on a full length novel for publication in 2013 but I’m also working on a novella which I will publish in October as an ebook to Kindle. The writing is going really well and I’m having a lot of fun with it – so much so that it’s keeping me awake at night - plot ideas keep popping into my head. The novella is a Halloween Special and I can’t wait to tell you more about it in the coming weeks!

I have my fabulous cover designer JT Lindroos working away on the cover art at the moment and that alone is getting me hyped up with excitement, especially as we are tweaking the covers of Bagpipes & Bullshot and Reaching for the Stars at the same time.

In sync with the new covers, I’ll be revamping this blog too – in the next couple of weeks – and I’ll be adding some exciting, fabulous, stylish, and very Scottish features. So, you’ll know where to come for your weekly fix of Scotland, the land and it’s people, (or should I say it's characters?)

Can I ask, if you are interested in knowing more about my current and future writerly projects, for you to subscribe to my Quarterly Newsletter? (see top sidebar)  I promise not to bombard you with ‘stuff’ but to politely send you only exciting news, the odd special offer, and subscriber exclusive newsletter competitions - with prizes.

If the Newsletter is not for you but you’d still like to know what mischief I’m getting into then please do consider ‘liking’ my Author Facebook Page. It's all there!

Following on from my recent blog post on Author Tags - this is the one I decided to go with:

Scottish Fiction with Humour and Heart

This week has been a big week in Edinburgh and I was invited to take part in the Edinburgh Ebook Festival. If you missed it – this is the link to my Auld Lums & New Reeks’ feature in which my books, Bagpipes & Bullshot and Reaching for the Stars, were showcased and peer reviewed as part of the virtual festival. The Twitter hashtag for the still ongoing event is #edebookfest

The wonderful reader/writer magazine style website Loveahappyending.com - of which I am a featured author - picked up the story of my involvement with the Edinburgh Ebook Festival and you can read the feature by clicking the red link.

Also this week: I was featured on Celebrating Authors, where I talked about my favourite authors and ‘five random things’ - one of which became the headline!

Other news: TWO new 5* reviews for Bagpipes & Bullshot which with 22 reviews continues to sell well, particularly in the US, which is totally thrilling.

Finally, I was delighted to find out today that I’m being gossiped about in the September issue of the glossy and award winning Dumfries & Galloway Life magazine - by shortlisted Columnist of The Year Gilly Fraser - in her riviting report on this year's Romantic Novelist's Conference in Cumbria. You can read Gilly’s column here.

So now you can appreciate why I’m a bit hyper….
See you next Friday - I’m off to lie down!

13 comments:

K. Rosenberg said...

Good luck with the novella, Janice! I'm glad to hear that you're keeping busy with your writerly projects!

Rena George said...

What a busy lady you are. Good luck with those writing projects.

Ink in the Book said...

I'm signing up for the newsletter as soon as I finish this comment:)

I can't wait to hear more about you newest writing project. My WIP involves a retelling of a Celtic Myth. I've written one already and I'm working on the second.

Have a great weekend:)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I'm full of admiration for your busyness, Janice, and look forward to hearing more about your novella!

Talli Roland said...

My goodness, you've been busy! No wonder you need to lie down. :) Hope you have a chance to relax.

Janice Horton said...

Hi Kenneth! Thanks for stopping by. I know you've been busy too - and I can't wait to read your new book - which I hear is due for Kindle release very soon. Pls let me know as soon as I can download it?

Hi Rena - thank you and for your lovely comment!

Ink - thank you for subscribing to my newsletter! Your Celtic Myth stories sound like they are really fun to write. Do let me know how you are getting on.

Janice Horton said...

Hi Rosemary - yes, while you have been away on your holiday, my little nose has been fixed to the grindstone, lol! I hope you had a fab time with your lovely daughter and your husband - and it's also nice to have you back. xx

Hi Talli - thanks for popping over. Hope you are keeping well and getting plenty of time to relax too - I remember how tiring it is to be pregnant (and how very exciting!) xx

Linn B Halton said...

What a busy year - and you know you are doing something right when you are being gossiped about! Can't wait to see the new look!

Debs Carr said...

You have so much going on. Good luck with all your projects.

Carrie Crain (Wildcats Wife) said...

I've never heard of an ebook festival. OMG! I want to go! Sounds fun. Good luck with everything.

menopausal mama said...

Congrats on your success! Just saw your name on my blog GFC and wanted to hop over and check out your blog. Great site you have here! I'm your newest follower on your GFC under the name Marcia Doyle, just so you know it's me! Thanks for sharing!

Nicky Wells said...

What a lot of stuff going on, Janice, and all good! I'm out of breath just reading. How do you do it all? Good luck with launching the novella... I look forward to having you on my blog for that! And can't wait to see how you restyle the blog. XX

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Great author tag you settled on.